The Central South Carpenters’ Local 1266 in Austin has begun hosting a series of informational meetings for jobsite foremen. The goal is to discuss issues centering on jobsite concerns, production busters, managing apprentices, and the profile of the ideal mechanic. Attendees learned about opportunities the Central South Carpenters Regional Council (CSCRC) provides to address these issues and how to leverage the CSCRC as a resource for assistance. They also heard about the role that mentoring can play, and the formal foreman training available to them. Discussion also centered on worker misclassification and the CSCRC’s work to fight it.
“We had great participation, and the gentlemen seemed to build an understanding that they all struggle with the same issues,” said Alex Ornelas, Resource Management Director for the Council.